As most people know by now I am extremely particular about anything Kirby ingests whether it be homemade or commercially prepared. There are very few commercial dog food manufacturers I endorse so I'm pleased to say I do approve By Nature Dog food.
Who is By Nature?
A small, family owned company located in Muscatine, Iowa who produce natural and organic pet foods for dogs and cats under the umbrella of the Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. at their plant in Arcade, New York. By Nature believes in pawing it forward so they donate dog food to NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) and are the exclusive pet food supplier of Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Wellington, Florida.
The Product Line
The natural line consists of eight dry kibbles, four canned dinners, four 95% meat dinners, and dog biscuits in five flavors. The organic line consists of one dry kibble and four canned dinners.
What are the ingredients?
First, let's start with the ingredients not found. No wheat, soy, or corn which are known to cause allergies in many dogs. I finally narrowed down my choice to the Natural Salmon, Ocean Fish & Yogurt Flavor kibble since Kirby is a fish monger. I very much liked the ingredients listed:
Ingredients: Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Ground Barley, Ground Oats, Ground Brown Rice, Herring Oil, Sunflower Oil, Yogurt, Flaxseed Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root, Raspberries, Turmeric, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles.
What did Kirby think?
I believe dogs need foods with a lot of moisture so Kirby only gets a small handful of kibble in the morning before I go to work. To provide a proper review, he not only received a handful in the morning but also a small sprinkling as a topper on his evening meals. Each time he ate every last morsel so I have to conclude he liked the flavors. I know he appreciated the small size of the kibble which made it easier to chew.
I am also happy to report he hasn't experienced any upset stomach and his poop has remained firm with low odor.
Disclosure: We received this product to review and were not compensated in any other way. Our opinions are solely based on our experience with the product which we approve.